Literacy<br />Development & Social Factors<br />By <br />Maritza Ramos<br />
In order for us to begin, we must first understand what literacy is.<br />
What is<br />
What is<br />There is no exact definition for the word literacy.<br />	Instead, we look at how people use literacy, which ...
So…what factors have an influence on the way people use literacy? <br />	“It should not be surprising to see differences i...
IT DEPENDS ON THE PERSON<br />Since everyone is different, everyone has different factors that have influenced the way in ...
Medicine<br />Physicians may see x-rays and other charts as a form of literacy<br />
On the other hand…<br />Memorizing a sacred text may be more important to others, and it may be the only form of literacy ...
As a result, literacy has changed over the years.<br />
Martha Day<br />During Martha Day’s time, literacy was only seen as reading and writing<br />As a result of her love for l...
Today<br />Signs, music, graffiti, and even gambling slips are a form of literacy<br />Kyle sees words on videogames as a ...
References<br />Barton, David, and Mary Hamilton. “Literacy Practices.”<br />Ethnographic Inquiries in Writing. 1st ed.Ed....
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  1. 1. Literacy<br />Development & Social Factors<br />By <br />Maritza Ramos<br />
  2. 2. In order for us to begin, we must first understand what literacy is.<br />
  3. 3. What is<br />
  4. 4. What is<br />There is no exact definition for the word literacy.<br /> Instead, we look at how people use literacy, which depends on what people do in their life and what they are exposed to.<br />“Literacy is a many-meaninged thing.”<br /> -Sylvia Scribner<br />
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  6. 6. So…what factors have an influence on the way people use literacy? <br /> “It should not be surprising to see differences in literacy between members of different ethnic groups, age groups, sexes, socioeconomic classes, etc.”<br /> -John F. Szwed<br />
  7. 7. IT DEPENDS ON THE PERSON<br />Since everyone is different, everyone has different factors that have influenced the way in which they view/use literacy.<br />
  8. 8. Medicine<br />Physicians may see x-rays and other charts as a form of literacy<br />
  9. 9. On the other hand…<br />Memorizing a sacred text may be more important to others, and it may be the only form of literacy that those people practice<br />
  10. 10. As a result, literacy has changed over the years.<br />
  11. 11. Martha Day<br />During Martha Day’s time, literacy was only seen as reading and writing<br />As a result of her love for literacy, she was able to obtain a job as a columnist.<br />“That I grew up on a farm helped me in some respects. It wouldn’t today.”<br />-Martha Day<br />
  12. 12. Today<br />Signs, music, graffiti, and even gambling slips are a form of literacy<br />Kyle sees words on videogames as a form of literacy<br />
  13. 13. References<br />Barton, David, and Mary Hamilton. “Literacy Practices.”<br />Ethnographic Inquiries in Writing. 1st ed.Ed.<br />Tabetha Adkins. Southlake, Texas: Fountainhead, 2010. 21-32. Print.<br />Brandt, Deborah. “Literacy Opportunity and Economic Change.”<br />Ethnographic Inquiries in Writing. 1st ed.Ed. Tabetha Adkins. Southlake, Texas: Fountainhead, 2010. 54-85. Print.<br />Scribner, Sylvia. “Literacy in Three Metaphors.” Ethnographic Inquiries in Writing. 1st ed. Ed. Tabetha Adkins.Southlake, Texas: Fountainhead, 2010. 33-53. Print.<br />Szwed, John F. “The Ethnography of Literacy.” Ethnographic Inquiries in Writing. 1st ed. Ed.<br />Tabetha Adkins. Southlake, Texas: Fountainhead, 2010. 3-18. Print.<br />

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